Research

Meet Dr. Alessandro Dinoto August 15, 2023

Dr. Alessandro Dinoto (University of Verona, Verona, Italy) was awarded a 2023 AEA Community Seed Grant for Investigating the role of complement activation and antibody subclasses in anti-LGI1 and anti-CASPR2 encephalitis: a pilot study. Learn more about his research and how it will impact those affected with autoimmune encephalitis. The start date for the award is […]

Meet Dr. Helena Ariño Rodríguez August 15, 2023

Dr. Helena Ariño Rodríguez (Vall d’Hebron Institut de Recerca (VHIR), Cemcat, Barcelona, Spain) was awarded a 2023 AEA Community Seed Grant for the investigation of Automated detection of autoimmune encephalitis using artificial intelligence. Learn more about her research and how it will impact those affected with autoimmune encephalitis. The start date for the award is August 1, […]

Meet Dr. Robin van Steenhoven August 15, 2023

Dr. Robin van Steenhoven (Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands) was awarded a 2023 AEA Community Seed Grant for the investigation of Seronegative autoimmune encephalitis: exploration of clinical and neuropathological characteristics. Learn more about his research and how it will impact those affected with autoimmune encephalitis. The start date for the award is September […]

AEA Community Seed Grant Program – 2023 Recipients August 15, 2023

The AE Alliance is honored to receive 27 grant applications for this year’s program. We received applications from 7 countries and 17 states within the US. While research proposals and topics varied, all proposals were similar due to the requirement that all proposed studies must have direct implications for patients with AE. To learn more […]

Honoring Ed Arditte – The AEA Ed Arditte Community Seed Grant Program January 26, 2024

Edward C (Ed) Arditte served as board member, Treasurer and was Chairman of the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance at the time of his passing in 2023.  Ed was instrumental in the formation of the AE “Medical Advisory Board” as well as the development of the “Community Seed Grant” program.  We are proud to name the program […]

Antibody associations in 2750 children with suspected autoimmune encephalitis February 12, 2024

Making the diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis (AE) can be very straightforward when the patient develops features that are highly characteristic of a particular AE. For example, a 30-year old woman with new onset psychiatric symptoms such as hallucinations or strange behaviors and who also has repetitive movements around their mouth in their face (known as […]